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The Social Significance of Euphemisms

By Sally Raskoff Why do we use words like “troops” and “escorts” to sanitize our discussions of difficult, disturbing, or controversial topics, like war and sex? There has been much talk of bringing the “troops” home and of “troop” casualties....
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Rand Paul To CNN: ‘Time To Bring Troops Home,’ Cut Foreign Aid, And Fix Entitlements

News : Mediaite (2 years ago)

Appearing on CNN's Situation Room this afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) urged that the United States bring its troops home from a costly war in Afghanistan, cut foreign aid especially to potentially hostile countries like Egypt, and... Read Post

This Week in World War I November 22-28, 1914

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (3 hours ago)

British Troops in Trenches, Flanders 1915 Life in the Trenches Part 1 Life in the trenches has become one of the most enduring images of the First World War. Conditions in the trenches were beyond squalid. Death, appalling injury, d... Read Post

Challenges in Naming Gender Identities: Cis and Trans

Academics / Sociology : Everyday Sociology (10 months ago)

By Sally Raskoff Issues of sex and gender are popular and common topics in sociology; we discuss the complexities of defining sex as physical (male, female) and gender as social (women, men). We assume that males take on the gender.... Read Post


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